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This article describes a Pixel Gun 3D weapon. If you are looking for the same weapon in Pixel Gun World, see Prototype (PGW).

The Prototype, formerly known as the "Prototype-PSR 1", is a Sniper weapon introduced in the 5.3.0 update.

Appearance

It has a grey body, with an orange battery. The energy source in the barrel is neon purple, with two spring-loaded rings around it. There is a silver "1" painted on it, possibly markings from its manufacturer. It fires purple lasers.

Strategy

The Prototype has a high damage output, low capacity, low rate of fire, and average mobility. Since the 15.1.0 update, the weapon has now become an 1 headshot kill ( 2 headshots on Android).

Tips

  • The Prototype holds 6 charges in the battery, with an additional 12 charges in reserve. This can be maxed out to 24 charges in reserve and comes with a 4x zoom scope.
  • This weapon has a slow rate of fire, but does incredible damage at any distance, making a very high chance of a one-hit kill from this gun.
  • Due to the fact it shoots through all objects, this means the shot can travel through walls, as well as multiple targets in a straight line.
  • This gun is best used at long range, but also very good for no-scoping, due to its laser having a medium-sized hitbox.
  • If time correctly, it is possible to miss but still kill them, assuming they touch the beam fast enough (~1 second or less).
  • Pair max level Prototype with max level Sniper Cape, Burning Tiara, Exo Pilot's Mask and Hunter's Altars renders it 1-2 headshots kill.
    • One shot will severely injures your opponents. Fire at the enemy once with the Prototype, and then quickly switch to another weapon finish the enemy off if the initial shot didn't kill him/her.
    • In Sniper Fort, quick switch to Pixel Gun.

Counters

  • The Prototype has a slow fire rate, therefore, you should use superior firerate weapons (usually from the primary section). Stay mobile while shooting. If you don't perform hit-run simultaneously, opponent will deliver the fatal blow.
    • If automatic weapons don't work or if you are in the higher and usually harder leagues, (usually level 27-38) the best way to counter him/her is using Homing weapons such as the Nanobots Rifle can also help.
  • Ambush its users to easily deal with them.
  • Explosive weapons throws off his/her aim whilst damaging them.
  • If the Prototype is being used by at least one player, do not stay stationary at all cost
  • Use melee weapons to counter these users, because they typically have higher mobility and attack speed.
  • If all counters failed, give him/her taste his/her own medicine.

Upgrades

Skins

Golden Prototype:

Image Appearance Cost Released League Required
GoldSniper Basically the silver parts of this form are replaced with golden encrust. Instead of the "1" symbol, it puts G, indicated as an abbreviation of "Gold" or "Golden". 120 Coin
or obtained from the Lucky Chest.
11.0.0 600

 Trophy (Steel  League).

Theme

Futuristic Themed.

Supported Maps

Weapon Setups

Carry around a high-mobility weapon to easily traverse around the map and finding sniping spots. A primary or backup weapon to finish off weakened opponent.

History

Note: This history is fictional.

Through Gordon's research, he and his team discovered a portal-creating element (unofficially named 'portal crystal'), which they found fascinating and somehow weaponized it, and the Prototype was born in Area 52.

Trivia

  • It was the first railgun-type sniper rifle introduced into the game with wallbreaking and piercing abilities. Since then, many other similar-ability weapons such as its much more expensive successor the Anti-Hero Rifle and a backup in the form of the Exterminator have been introduced, however this weapon still holds a place in many veteran players' hearts over its modern versions purely for nostalgic purposes.
  • Along with other weapons, even though this gun deals massive damage, it cannot kill certain mobs or bosses in Campaign or Arena in one shot.
  • It is unknown what kind of weapon it's based off of, but the PSR-1 could be a reference to Call of Duty: Black Ops II's Storm PSR (Piercing Sniper Rifle).  It also shows some similarity to the Promethean Rifle from "Halo". The general community consensus is that it stands for Plasma Sniper Rifle.
  • It is currently a top seller in the Armory.
  • Before the 9.3.0. update, each time the gun had fired, a purple box pops out of the receiver, and the player pushes the box back in. However, that action was removed and the action is now only seen while reloading.
  • The beam that the Prototype shoots out stays mid-air for certain amount of time. This also happens to the Laser Minigun's beam.
  • In the 8.0.0 update, it received 2 upgrades.
  • A character named Gordon "originally" invented this weapon, according to its lore.
  • Enemies killed by the Prototype suffer a distinctive death by vaporization, where they are frozen in place and disintegrate into purple colored particles.
  • It is the only gun with a golden skin that changes the gun texture.
  • Its upgrades were removed in the 12.5.0 update, meaning that it now retains its original '1' weapon skin permanently (unless the gold skin is equipped).
  • It is unknown what exactly it is a prototype of.
  • It has an upgraded version called the Prototype S, and this is more like a re-skin than an upgrade. However, in recent updates, The Prototype S is far more powerful than the Prototype, being a 1-shot kill versus the Prototype's 4-5 shot kill.
    • This no longer the case after the release of the 15.1.0 update, as the both of them now take 1 headshot to kill.
      • Though the recent HP and Armor increase render Prototype 2 headshots kill if using max Sniper DPS booster setup without gadget (headshot deals 80 efficiency) while S counterpart remained one shot kill.
  • In the 13.5.0 update, this weapon has been changed to where it now has an initial efficiency of 19 and a fixed combat level of 8.
    • Previous owners of the fully upgraded version of this weapon will see that their Prototype got buffed to have a 31 efficiency.

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